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Parent-Infant Relationship Team

What can I expect from this service?

The program supports and strengthens the important relationships between infants and their parents. It promotes the optimal social, emotional, and cognitive development of infants through strong, nurturing parent-infant relationships by improving parental reflective functioning, parental mental health and parental capacity.

Is this service for me?

This program is available for those parents/carers that are experiencing difficulties in their early relationships with their babies.

Parent-Infant Relationship Team

How do I access this service?

The Parent-Infant relationship team will work with clients where severe, complex and/or enduring difficulties in their early relationships have been identified. Work with clients can happen in community or in the client’s home. Clients are able to self-refer, or can be referred to by another community agency.

Do I have to pay for this service?

This is a free service.

I want to find out more about this service

For more information contact our Intake Worker at 403.205.5897 or intake.epimh@kindred.ca.

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Expanding Hope

What can I expect from this service?

The Expanding Hope Project is a new initiative delivered through a partnership between Terra Centre (Edmonton) and Kindred (Calgary) funded by the Ministry of Children’s Services. Expanding Hope focuses on supporting young families and their children particularly in areas of the province where there may be limited access to specialized services.

Is this service for me?

Expanding Hope serves young families, this includes: young pregnant or parenting mothers and fathers (youth up to the age of 21 at intake); their children (typically aged 0 – 6); the young person’s parents(s)/caregiver who are grandparents or significant carers to the children.

How do I access this service?

The Expanding Hope team will work with young families across Alberta. Clients are able to self-refer, or can be referred to by another community agency. Check out our referral form here

Do I have to pay for this service?

This is a free service.

I want to find out more about this service

For more information contact Chrissy at 403.607.0463 or Keara at 780.267.5125 and both at expanding.hope@kindred.ca.

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Parent Child Learning Centre at Louise Dean Centre

What can I expect from this service?

Situated onsite at Louise Dean Centre (LDC), the Parent Child Learning Centre (PCLC) provides quality childcare and parenting support to young parents attending LDC with children 0-4yrs old. The PCLC has two playrooms separated by child age and one regulation room intended for rest and relaxation and the promotion of infant mental health. Grounded in the Alberta’s Early Learning and Care Framework, Flight, the Educators work together to set goals for each child, customize care routines, and offer child specific learning opportunities. Early Childcare Educators also provide support to young parents through coaching and mentoring of childcare routines, parenting practices and child engagement.

Through this program parenting youth are provided with quality onsite child care and support enabling them to work towards completing high school, and eventually supporting them to successfully build a better life for themselves and their children.

Parent Child Learning Centre at Louise Dean Centre

Is this service for me?

This program is children 0-4yrs old and have a parent attending LDC. PCLC has an open continuous admission process. Once a child has been accepted into PCLC they can stay in the program until they are 4 years of age. The circumstances of the mom and child are carefully considered before the child is moved to a community care setting.

How do I access this service?

The Intake Coordinator or Parent Support Worker completes a referral form and provides it to the PCLC Program Administrator. The Program Administrator contacts the family regarding space, start date, and transition into the program. To access this service contact our Intake Worker at 403.205.5897 or intake.epimh@kindred.ca.

Do I have to pay for this service?

We work with students to acquire funding through various government programs.

I want to find out more about this service

For more information, contact Lynsey Anderson, Supervisor, at 403.205.8511 or lynsey.anderson@kindred.ca or check out our Parent Handbook.

Early Parenthood Support – LDC & Community

Early Parenthood Support – LDC & Community

What can I expect from this service?

Early Parenthood Supports (EPS) involve several services that aim to connect expectant and parenting young people up to age 30 to a range of supports and services. Utilizing a case manager approach, each client receives a Parent Support Worker (PSW) who remains their main contact for the duration of their involvement with EPS.

The program aims at:

  • strengthening family wellbeing (social, emotional, relational and psychosocial), resilience and parenting capacity
  • connecting and supporting families in accessing resources/services that meet their basic needs and setting them up for future success
  • providing crisis/emotional support and teaching coping skills

Clients who identify as fathers (biological, adoptive or father figure) are supported through the Fathers Moving Forward program by providing resources and services that address their needs and meet their goals.

We support clients through regular individual meetings where we work through the Nurturing Parenting curriculum, assisting young parents to grow their parenting skills and confidence. We also support clients to set and reach goals that will assist them and their family. Participants can also attend various groups on topics that can support young parents with their reaching their goals.

Is this service for me?

This service is for expectant and young parents up to age 30 who reside in Calgary at Louise Dean Centre or in the community. Parents do not need to attend Louise Dean Centre to receive this support. We work with young mothers/mother figures and with young fathers/father figures through our Fathers Moving Forward Program.

How do I access this service?

To access this service contact our Intake Worker at 403.205.5897 or intake.epimh@kindred.ca.

Do I have to pay for this service?

This is a free service.

I want to find out more about this service

For more information contact our Intake Worker at 403.205.5897 or intake.epimh@kindred.ca.